Commentator Maria Santo's specious arguments for why everyone should be of the same mind about
Ms. Santo's intellectually dishonest use of the word "child" in reference to the unborn is a poetic and linguistic ploy that paints everything with one long, obscuring brush stroke.
We do not all agree that there is no difference between a fertilized egg, a fetus at six months and a two-year-old child. To claim otherwise already begs the question.
People like Ms. Santo who argue this way ignore the symbiotic relationship between a fetus and the woman carrying it. It is not a separate entity until it has successfully endured the process of birth.
This is why the people of
I'm not interested in promoting abortion. I share with Ms. Santo and other spiritual-minded people a belief that life is sacred. But that term should not dictate the actions we take.
People who like to display cute images of fetuses with little heads and stubby fingers and toes ignore the dark reality in the background in that picture. It's the woman carrying that tiny creature. How did we lose sight of her?